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At Art Basel Miami Beach, fashion collaborations are no doubt becoming a mainstay. So far, we’ve seen a slew of designers tapped for a one-off project between the retailers Alchemist and Colette, and Eddie Borgo has announced a forthcoming capsule collection for Laure Heriard Dubreuil’s The Webster.
All that’s well and good, but we hadn’t seen anything for Basel’s fashion-forward gents, until today. Del Toro—the Wynwood, Miami-based company known primarily for its velvet slippers—has partnered with Lapo Elkann’s eyewear label, Italia Independent. Together, they’ll introduce exclusive pairs of suede and velvet cobalt-and-navy sunglasses and chukkas come fair time.
“The cobalt palette resonated especially, because it evoked my childhood in Italy, watching Gli Azzurri—Italy’s national football team,” said Matthew Chevallard, Del Toro’s founder and creative director. The sunnies are your standard Wayfarer shape, and the kicks—which are lent a Made in Italy charm, thanks to heel tabs printed with the country’s flag—blend Chevallard’s color of choice with dark blue accents. Considering Del Toro x Italia Independent drops on December 2, fairgoers will have plenty of time to pick up a pair of either—or both—before they start show-hopping.
Del Toro x Italia Independent will be available from December 2 at Del Toro’s Miami Beach pop-up, located at 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, as well as at the Del Toro Boutique at 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 22, Miami. The range will also be available at Italia Independent boutiques in Italy.
Last year, Miami-based footwear label Del Toro introduced its Artists Series—a range of in-house capsules created in collaboration with local artists. For its upcoming project, the brand tapped TYPOE—a provocative street artist known for his depiction of urban undergrounds and pseudo celebrity. “We are very like-minded,” said TYPOE when asked about the collaborative process. A fusion of TYPOE’s pop-modern aesthetics and Del Toro’s traditional-with-a-twist ethos, the shoes feature a floral motif messily printed across the house’s signature wing-tip silhouette. “[TYPOE's] style of mixing classic and contemporary is something I feel strongly about—enhancing the heritage per se,” said Matthew Chevallard, Del Toro’s CEO and creative director.
The kicks will debut at Laure Heriard Dubreuil’s The Webster on April 26. And just to make the launch a little more special, TYPOE and Del Toro have designed a small selection of Webster-specific shoes, which will be stamped with hues mirroring the South Beach retail mecca’s tropical color scheme.
Del Toro x TYPOE’s shoes are priced at $350 and will be available at The Webster and deltoroshoes.com from April 26.